Last night (7:30 to 8:00 PM CST) I talked with Phil AC0OB in Ceder Rapids, Iowa on 14286. We talked for over 30 minutes and conditions were pretty good. No other AM'ers heard.
That was a FB QSO Jim.
I was on my Icom 706 feeding the Henry 2K-4 running about 250 Watts carrier into a 33' vertical S9.
As I said last night, I intend to run the Viking I on 20 meters using the 7.143 Mhz crystal.
I did a 75m test with a local ham Tuesday afternoon using the 3.885 crystal and he said the audio sounded very natural, which is what I was looking for.
Phil - AC0OB